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There are various ways of stating a certain truth concerning growth in the Christian life. How many of these expressions have your heard? “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” “We are either progressing or retrogressing.” “No man is an island.” “The more you give, the more you receive.” “Eating without exercise kills a […]

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God’s Spirituality

 “God is a Spirit” John 4:24a “Since you mention it, son, that was one of the first Scriptures you memorized as a small child. Do you understand something of it now?” “A little, I think, Dad. One of our teachers the other day handed out to us this ‘Xeroxed’ sheet. Note the quote from the […]

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Fullness of Joy

When you read the Word of God on a regular basis, you never know what you will notice about it. The Word always seems to speak to a very specific need that you have. Or it makes you notice certain things about your life that you may not have noticed before. Such was the case […]

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Esteeming One Another Better

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than them­selves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” Philippians 2:3, 4. In verses 1 and 2 of Philippians 2, Paul has exhorted the church to live […]

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Bearing Temptations

Temptation! The very word strikes fear in our hearts. They are the times in our lives when we as young people could make a terrible mistake. Some of these mistakes are terribly costly. It’s Friday evening, you are out cruising around with a car full of guys. Next to you at the red light, a […]

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A “Pure” Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: O.K. children, turn off your radio or television set for a few minutes. I want you to put on your thinking caps – those with the built-in ear plugs to shut out outside sounds which might distract you. I want you to join me in thinking of the words pure, purity and purify. […]

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